How I lost my virginity to trafficking – NAPTIP Ambassador

The story of Jane, a survivor of human trafficking to Libya, is very pathetic. The 16-year-old girl defied all odds to give testimony in court and eventually got justice.  The court ordered that she be paid N5million as compensation by…

Libyan authorities find mass grave in ex-ISIL stronghold

Libyan authorities say they have discovered 18 bodies buried in a mass grave in the coastal city of Sirte, a former stronghold of the ISIL (ISIS) armed group in central Libya. The bodies were unburied in the Sabaa area of…

Libyan PM expresses readiness to hold national elections

Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamed Dbeibah has expressed his government’s readiness to hold general elections in the country, calling for local and international pressure to complete the laws regulating the elections. Dbeibah made his remarks during a conference organised by the…

NEMA receives 162 Nigerian returnees from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday said it had received 162 Nigerian returnees from Libya through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The Acting Coordinator of the Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, told the News…

Ancient looted statue returned to Libya

An ancient statue, believed to be looted from Libya during the civil war, has been returned to the country’s authorities. The 2nd century BC figure, some 2,200 years old, was seized at London Heathrow airport several years ago, after being…

Nigeria drops on TI’s corruption index, now second most corrupt in West Africa

Nigeria has dropped to 149 on Transparency International’s 2020 Corruption Perception Index, the worst ranking received by Africa’s largest country in recent time. Nigeria also scored 25 out of a possible 100 points. In the last TI rating in 2019,…

More Nigerians will end up as slaves in Libya – Peju Akande

I went to one of the visa offices in Lagos recently; those who are familiar with visa offices will tell you there are hundreds of dreams waiting to be fulfilled among the hordes of touts that bombard you as soon…

Football matches to resume in Libya’s premier league

It has now been several months without any football matches in Libya. Though many blame the Covid-19 pandemic for it, games in Libya’s premier league stopped even before the spread of coronavirus. But to some good news now, games are…

Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic praises bravery of Libyan fan

A young Libyan Chelsea fan who nearly lost his life saving a man from drowning has been shocked with a message from Christian Pulisic. Mohammed Al-Arabi was on a beach near the Libyan capital Tripoli recently when he heard someone…

My abuser is my brother-in-law, what do I do?

When I was young, I was raped at the age of 15 by someone who didn’t know me, I didn’t know him, I was just unfortunate to be in a friend’s house, he came by, saw I was alone there,…

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